Thursday, December 01, 2022
Cagayan De Oro
Pachico A. Seares
EXPLAINER: Tax increases, P50 billion budget aimed to make Cebu City Singapore-like. President Marcos Jr. told the mayor, ‘Mike, you’re ambitious.’ It’s called vision, says Castillo. With a price tag: higher taxes on real properties, business, services.
November 23, 2022
Seares: Pot bellies at City Hall added to Mayor Rama’s ‘war’ list. Comelec opinion allows appointment of Colin Rosell: not all election losers are equal.
November 15, 2022
EXPLAINER: Committee on laws says de los Santos ordinance granting subpoena-contempt powers for Cebu City Council is valid, doesn’t violate Constitution or law. But Gealon group wants more legal study, besides public hearing.
November 10, 2022
Mayor Rama’s risk in appointing Rosell
November 10, 2022
EXPLAINER: Panglao, Bohol ex-mayor convicted of corruption but not of unlawful appointment. To avoid ban on poll losers, she hired four as job-order workers. Why Cebu City’s massive hiring of JOs isn’t like Panglao's.
November 09, 2022
EXPLAINER: Probe of December 2021 murder attempt on Cebu radio commentator Rico Osmeña now a ‘cold case.’ SITG disbanded after 6 months, turns over inquiry to CIDG.
October 26, 2022
Seares: Niña Mabatid ‘clueless’ on arrest, disqualification
October 24, 2022
Media’s Public: How much lapse in reporting would SC allow Rappler journalists? … CA ruling slams abuse on internet. Is traditional media taking the heat for online violations?
October 13, 2022
EXPLAINER: Law that Councilor Mary Ann de los Santos cited in complaint vs Perpetual Succor Hospital specifies transfer of patient, not admission. And her aunt, 91, was refused, not for non-payment of deposit but for lack of health workers.
October 05, 2022
Seares: Asst. Prosecutor Lovey Lady Villanueva who ruled to indict dyHP's Bustamante for cyber-libel was a CDN reporter... The official lied, says Councilor Mary Ann twice... 'Be faithful to your lotto number, as you are to your wife.'
October 04, 2022
EXPLAINER: Marcos Jr.’s EO on face mask may not avert future disputes on IATF rules. Can a mayor or governor, even in the name of local autonomy, not change or modify Malacañang policy during national calamity or crisis?
September 09, 2022
Tell it to Sunstar: CCPC hails signing of FOI ordinance, trusts problems in implementation will be solved
July 29, 2022
Seares: Markets chief Raquel Arce apologizes to Councilor Archival multiple times for her ‘harsh’ words. P1.2B extra budget ‘on bullet train’; move to delay City Council special session foiled.
June 24, 2022
Seares: Why ex-'usec' Josephus Jimenez declined Mayor Rama's job offer: 'We don't support the same president.' People expect more from a garbage czar.
June 22, 2022
Seares: Central government flexes muscles with DOJ threat of ‘show-cause’ order vs Gwen, PNP sacking of police chief. PB rallies with ordinance but showdown will be in court.
June 16, 2022
EXPLAINER: Cebu's Guv Gwen outscores central government on most points in face mask dispute. But Manila-based bureaucrats are the bosses, who've been calling the shots since Day 1 of pandemic.
June 14, 2022
EXPLAINER: School ’violated’ contract by allowing blogger trans-woman Sass Sasot to speak at grad rites in Church of God facility. But was condition banning LGBTQs lawful?
June 06, 2022
EXPLAINER: Bomb scares in Cebu City raise anew the problem of not having the right law against pranksters. Bills to fill the vacuum stalled in Congress. Martial law-era Anti-Bomb Joke Law remains a joke.
May 31, 2022
EXPLAINER: Mayor Mike uses DILG transition order to weed out 'kawatan, tapulan,' other City Hall undesirables by June 30. Covered are casual, job-order workers, but not executives called out by Councilor Mabatid, anti-graft advocate Oaminal.
May 24, 2022
EXPLAINER: Radaza argues she didn’t have anything to do with P25M pork barrel allotted to Girl Scouts Cebu and she signed checks for P15M ‘in good faith.’ Sandiganbayan disagrees. Here’s why.
May 21, 2022
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